Men's Swimming & Diving Leads at A-10 Championships

Tommi Wolst, Gustav Hokfelt, Alex Auster and Emils Pone (left to right) claimed gold Wednesday at the A-10 Championships.
Tommi Wolst, Gustav Hokfelt, Alex Auster and Emils Pone (left to right) claimed gold Wednesday at the A-10 Championships.
Feb. 14, 2018

Wednesday's Results

GENEVA, Ohio - George Washington men's swimming and diving landed medals in all three events Wednesday, including gold in the 200-yard medley relay, to grab the early lead at the Atlantic 10 Championships.


The defending champion Colonials broke program records in both relays contested and shined on the diving boards on the first of four days at the SPIRE Institute. They have 118 points to lead the team standings, followed by La Salle (104), Massachusetts (88) and George Mason (81).

GW claimed gold in the first event of the night with Gustav Hokfelt, Tommi Wolst, Emils Pone and Alexander Auster combining to win the 200 medley relay in 1:27.47. That performance edged the program and conference record the Colonials set last season by six hundredths of a second.

Peter Nachtwey led the GW divers, grabbing silver on the 1-meter board. The freshman scored 298.75 in his A-10 debut, finishing behind only La Salle's Dylan Yurasits. Jake Ortiz (fourth, 296.10) and Nick Tomczyk (eighth, 262.80) also made the championship final, and Nathan Hayward (14th, 179.35) also scored.

GW closed the night with a bronze medal effort in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Max Forstenhaeusler, Adam Drury, Andrew Cho and Moritz Fath finished in 6:34.03 to drop a program record that had stood since 2014.

UP NEXT: The A-10 Championships continue through Saturday. On Thursday, the meet kicks into gear with the first individual swimming events. Preliminary events begin at 10 a.m. with finals starting at 6:30 p.m. The full schedule is available here.

WATCH THIS: Hear from Head Coach James Winchester, Wolst and Nachtwey after the opening day of the A-10 Championships.


 

 

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